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June 26 | NPR

Los Angeles is the only major American city where street vending is illegal, but that will soon change. A campaign to legalize the city's sidewalk sellers, which has been in the works for years, is finally gaining strength from President Trump — or rather, from local resistance to his immigration policies.

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June 19 | CNBC

Elon Musk has had "promising conversations" with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti about his plans to build a tunnel network under the city, but acknowledged getting a permit for such a project is harder than creating the technology itself.

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June 19 | City News Service

Activists calling on Los Angeles to divest its funds from Wells Fargo bank over its financial support of the Dakota Access pipeline called off a planned appearance at City Hall Monday after being told the issue will be taken up by a City Council committee later this month.

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June 14 | CBSLA.com

A Los Angeles City Council committee will continue Wednesday night to explore a controversial proposal to replace Columbus Day with what would be called Indigenous Peoples Day.

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June 12 | L.A. Times

The mayors of Los Angeles and Long Beach signed an agreement Monday directing the nation's largest port complex to reduce air pollution by moving toward zero-emission trucks and yard equipment.

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June 13 | SoCal Patch

The Los Angeles City Council Tuesday tentatively approved an ordinance to grant tax relief to city farmers and encourage them to transform empty lots into urban farms.

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June 12 | Forbes

These are unusual times, and unusual times call for unusual measures. That's no less true for the International Olympic Committee, which voted last week to award two consecutive summer games at once instead of at the usual four-year interval. The result: Paris and Los Angeles will host the games in 2024 and 2028, probably in that order.

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June 12 | L.A. Times

A statewide apartment owners association has filed a lawsuit accusing the city of Los Angeles of illegally setting trash pickup rates.

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June 7 | L.A. Daily News

A comprehensive $5.5 billion plan aimed at reducing auto traffic and congestion at Los Angeles International Airport was approved Tuesday by the City Council.

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